New Dad Again

At the end of May, my second child – a girl named Beatrix – was born. Mother and baby (and A and I too, for that matter) are healthy and thriving. Already the pregnancy has faded from memory. The new normal feels like a forever-normal. The new baby fits our family perfectly, a missing piece […]

Jacob and the Guitar Man

Today there is a YouTube video getting a bit of buzz. That’s not unusual. There are several videos that “go viral” every day, like a kitten having a nightmare or a zoo lion trying to eat a baby. Today’s video doesn’t have the raw viral potential of the most popular ones. But there is something very human going […]

Ace

Little A has been growing up fast. Well, he *is* two now, after all. Going for a walk can mean exactly that: walking. Not pushing a baby stroller, or carrying a baby. Actual bipedal movement. Don’t get me wrong. He still wants to be carried sometimes, or pushed along in a stroller or trike. But […]

A Entertains

Friends hosted us for a cozy get together on New Year’s Eve. There was some conversation, food, wine and in a dim corner, an avant garde piano player plucked minimalistic improvisations late into the night.

A Year and A Christmas

Li’l A was too li’l back in 2010 to really understand this whole Christmas thing. And, he was still a bit too li’l in 2011 to get very excited about it. But he did pretty well with the unwrapping part: There was a lot of change over the past year. A year ago, Atticus couldn’t even crawl yet! […]

Cold Spaghetti

Yes, I know I’ve completely ignored this blog for awhile now. There’s something about juggling jobs and parenting and household responsibilities that just eats up time, you know? Anyway, I spent a little while reviewing my blog entries here. I want to be clear that our child is hardly ever as clean as the previous […]